Buckinghamshire Trained Bands

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  • Buckinghamshire Volunteers
  • Buckinghamshire Trained Band Horse

The Buckinghamshire Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 600 men armed with 400 muskets and 200 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They also mustered 47 lancers and 55 light horse.

In March 1640 it was ordered that Trained Band men should be shipped to Newcastle for service against the Scots: Buckingham 500. to be shipt the sixth of June at Harwich, to be at the General Rendezvouz the twentieth of May, to march thence the first of June.1).

One of the Trained Band Colonels was possibly Sir John Wittrong, whose chaplain received pay from August to December 1643, but it's uncertain whether the regiment really existed.

On February 7th 1650 commissions were issued for 2 horse troops of 60 and a foot regiment of 7 companies of 100 for the Buckinghamshire Militia2).

Horse
  • Maj. John Beverall (promoted from Capt)
  • Capt. Robert Aldridge
  • Col. George Fleetwood
  • Lt Col. Theed
  • Maj. Christopher Egleton
  • Capt. George Baldwin
  • Capt. William Theed
  • Capt. Henry Gold
  • Capt. Job Gibson